James O’Keefe, the founder and head of Project Veritas, invited insiders within Facebook, Google, and Twitter to become whistleblowers and expose Big Tech’s politically motivated censorship, which he wishes the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe would admit publicly, during a Thursday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Marlow said, “We all figured this was happening. This is a nightmare for Facebook, and it’s all thanks to you.”
O’Keefe responded, “This is confirming the suspicions. Also known as shadowbanning, you don’t know that you’re being deboosted. You don’t know that your boost is being taken away and that you’re being down-ranked. That’s what makes this so egregious.”
O’Keefe added, “If you’re being disabled, if your account is suspended, you know that and you can protest it, and there’s actually a system at Facebook to police that. They have adults in the room, and they usually put you back up unless you did something very egregious. But in this case, you don’t know that it’s happening to you.”
Marlow recalled a 2018 change to Facebook’s algorithm which diminished the reach of Breitbart News across the platform while promoting CNN, the New York Times, and other left-wing news media outlets.
“This fits a pattern,” stared Marlow. “Breitbart was the number one, most influential outlet on Facebook and social media, in general, according to a Harvard study. And then, lo and behold, they changed the algorithm up. and all of a sudden CNN is boosted 25 percent and Breitbart is downgraded 25, 30 percent, the president personal page downgraded 40-45 percent. Crickets from the Republican conservative media. Conservative media is not interested in touching this subject. Why is that?”
O’Keefe explained, “Because they derive a lot of their advertising revenue from Facebook. People have told me, I’m not going to mention names, but they’ve said, ‘Well, it’s a great story but we have to be careful, because we generate our ad revenue [via Facebook]. We don’t want to upset the apple cart. We don’t want to bite the hand that feeds us.’”